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February 4, 2013

My friend Karl Keating made a clear and reasoned call for the careful development of an apologetic with which to respond to the cry for women in combat. Permit me to underscore his excellent point.

For two generations conservatives have been giving ground in the battle over women in combat. Pete Dupont sponsored the legislation to integrate...

February 4, 2013

Once upon a time a man decided to invite all of his nearest and dearest Facebook friends to his upcoming nuptials. According to one of the friends, who later reported on the story for The New Yorker, the gentleman had been a lonely soul who sought to reconnect with his college buddies by regaling them with the fairytale romance he had conducted with a...

February 4, 2013

One criticism I have received in a few recent emails is that my arguments against abortion on last week’s pro-choice open forum radio show focused too much on “the baby.” I should have told the callers instead that “abortion hurts women.” Advocates of this approach, like Paul Swope of...

February 4, 2013

Whew! I got through another year without being marched toward the domestic gallows: Today is my wife's birthday, and I remembered it. Safe for another year!

I don't think she'd want me to advertise the number associated with her birthday (let's just say she's been 21 more than once now), but there is another number worth considering because it is illustrative of the fact that most people guess numbers wrong.

Before I get to that number, consider another one: I read recently...

February 3, 2013

I recently got a call at Catholic Answers from a woman who had fallen away from the Church many years ago but had come back home after watching EWTN and listening to Catholic Answers Live. Sadly, though, she had been told by a deacon at her parish that she could not receive the Eucharist or even go to confession because she had gotten remarried outside the Church after her first marriage ended in divorce. Before she could be fully reconciled with God and the Church...